Black History Ottawa

Black History Ottawa
Community Builder Award Recipients

2020 Black History Ottawa
Community Builder Award Recipients

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Floyd Hutchinson


2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award To publicly ​his community leadership, specifically his role as pastoral care volunteer with the Ottawa Hospital; volunteer with the Karen refugees; and fund-raising campaigns volunteer with the United Way





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Margaret Tucker


2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award To publicly recognize her community leadership, specifically, her role as founding trustee of the National Institute of Jamaican-Canadians; founding member of the National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organisations in Canada; board member of Quality Living Housing Cooperative and the Rich Little Endowment Fund, as well as President of the Barrhaven Lions Club

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Richard Sharpe


2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award To publicly his community leadership, specifically his role on organizations such as the: National Council of Visible Minorities; Public Works and Government Services Canada Visible Minority Network; 613/819 Black Hub; Federal Black Employee Caucus; Dream Legacy Foundation; and along with your other community engagement activities related to education, policing and human rights​.

2020 RBC Black History Ottawa
Young Community Builder Award Recipients

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Ottawa Catholic School Board


2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award Ottawa Catholic School Board 2020 Black History Ottawa President's Award







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Asli Fuad


2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award To publicly recognize her your leadership and community engagement, specifically her work as Student School Board Trustee with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario (CEPEO), her mentorship of students at different academic levels, as well as her volunteer work with Montfort Hospital and la Fondation Acacia

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Jada Pinnock


2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder awardTo publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement, specifically her work as a volunteer and youth mentor with Jaku Konbit






2018/2019 Black History Ottawa
Community Builder Award Recipients

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Global Community Alliance


2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award To publicly recognize their leadership and community engagement; specifically their role in establishing the annual Black History Month gala, with proceeds going to various charitable causes and organisations, such as the Haiti earthquake relief, Ottawa School Breakfast program and Black History Ottawa







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Catherine Kizito


2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award to publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement, specifically her role as founder of the African culture dance group “Ngoma of Africa”, her leadership role with the Girl Guides of Canada (Parkwood Hills District), her volunteer contributions to various community organizations including the Ugandan Association of Ottawa, the Agnes Zabail Boys and Girls Club as well as the Canada Africa Community Health Alliance (CACHA)





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Dahabo Ahmed Omer


2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award To publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement; specifically her leadership role with the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition, membership of the Steering Committee of the Federation of Black Canadians, and her pivotal role in the Mayor’s Task Force on the Somali community








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Yvette Yende-Ashiri


2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award To publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement; specifically her advocacy on the rights of women and girls, creation of the Junior Chamber International, her leadership role as Founding President of the Fédération Femmes Enfants Avenir Monde as well as her exceptional contribution to the promotion of Francophones and their integration into the Ottawa community







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Lucky Ingabir


2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award Youth category To publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement, specifically her advocacy for human rights and involvement of girls in politics, promotion of civic engagement among youth as well as her leadership role as of the Director of External Affairs with the University of Ottawa Pre-Law Society.








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Petronilla Michael


petronillamichael-wa0009.jpg Petronila Michael 2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award Adult category To publicly recognize her extensive volunteer work, specifically her leadership of the annual Tonight-For-Tanzania fund-raiser; extensive volunteer work with OCISO, CUSO International and Carleton University; and for being a strong role model for Black women and girls in Canada's national capital region and beyond.







2017/2018 Black History Ottawa
Community Builder Award Recipients

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Suzan Lavertu


2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award Every Child is Sacred category To publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement, specifically: in her role as Artistic Director leading Cultural Arts Studio of Afro-Caribbean Dance; fostering youth leadership qualities through the Afro-Caribbean Cotillion; fund-raising to support humanitarian efforts in countries such as Sierra Leone and Dominica.





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Illili Ahmed


2018 BHO Community Builder Award - Youth category To publicly recognize her extensive volunteer work, specifically her leadership as Co-President of the Black History Month Showcase; President of the Inter-sectional Feminism Club at Colonel By Secondary School, her membership of the City's Youth Engagement Committee, as well as her other volunteer leadership initiatives.






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Merrick Palmer


2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award to publicly recognize his volunteer leadership and community engagement, specifically his role as Technical Director, Gloucester Cumberland Basketball Association; President of the Sickle Cell Action Network; fund-raising for various causes; and leadership in Youth Career Days and Black History Month events.







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Ketcia Peters


2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award To publicly recognize her volunteer leadership and community engagement; specifically her role as Co-Chair of the Community & Police Action Committee; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of North-Sud Roots and Culture Canada; and Secretary of Black History Ottawa, as well as her other community leadership initiatives.


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Rick Desclouds


2018 Black History Ottawa President's Award To publicly recognize his leadership in providing Black History Month programming at Glashan Public School that has enabled young Canadians to learn about the struggles, triumphs and many contributions of persons of African ancestry in Canada.




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Prof. Nduka Otiono


2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Tell people more about the classes you offer. Add images, text and links, or connect data from your collection to display dynamic content.







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Abdirahaman Coalition


2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award For their efforts to obtain greater transparency and accountability, challenge racial inequity, and bring positive change, in order to secure justice for Mr. Abdirahman Abdi.





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Miranda Harris


2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award For her extensive volunteer work, specifically her leadership as Student Council President during the Earl of March Wellness Week, which helped students focus on self-care strategies to cope with the emotional toll of pain.




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Amanda Ngwafusi


2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award Tell people more about the classes you offer. Add images, text and links, or connect data from your collection to display dynamic content.







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Ketrice Bent


2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award For her extensive volunteer work on behalf of the Monfort Hospital and the Jamaican Ottawa Community Association, fundraising for cancer at St. Patrick's High School, as well as other volunteer activities.





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Crystal-Lee Savage


2017 Black History Ottawa Every Child is Sacred Award COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP Black History Ottawa is pleased to present Crystal-Lee Savage with the ​Inaugural Every Child is Sacred Award.







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Daniel R. Stringer​


2017 Black History Ottawa President's Community Builder Award Black History Ottawa is pleased to present Daniel R. Stringer​ with the 2017 Black History Ottawa President's Community Builder Award.







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